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Asked on: 12/21/12, 7:34 pm

My wife writes a blog about medical issues, surgery and patient safety. She reposted an article from a Colorado news firm concerning a surgeon with multiple admitted surgical errors. The Dr. surrendered her licence in that state and moved to another to practice again causing patient harm. Again the Dr. surrendered her licence and moved to yet another state to practice.

Now my wife has received a letter from a lawyer stating legal action if the post is not removed by December 31, 2012.

The news firm in Colorado has documentation from the Colorado medical board proving all allegations are true.

Should my wife be concerned with legal action? Should she comply and remove the post or will she be protected under the right to free speech? Thank you for your assistance.

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